i thought i would mention, i went to my local bestbuy, they didnt have the tv on display so i made them open teh box and put it out and hook it up to blu ray... while watching full screen, you cant see any bowing.. but while the black strips are there, if you really look for it, you will see it.. but honestly, its nothing you wouldnt get used to within 3 min seriously...
anyway then i went to my local circuit city, the CC display model had minimal if any bowing, so i think it really just just depend on what set you receive..
again keep in mind you have to REALLY look for this bowing, and your mind will block it out in no more than 5 min
also this model was up next to last years LED model, and to all of you that say its no different, you are wrong.. it is SLIGHTLY brighter, and i feel the colors are better fit =)
to thoes of you who have it, make sue you have 1.3 hdmi cables, helps with the deep colors among other things